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controversial prison at guantanamo bay, cuba, two months away, will not be met. president obama has confirmed the commitment that he made so publicly came to office will not be fulfilled in time. jonathan beall is at guantanamo bay. >> the reason for the delay is still filtering through. we do not know if the detainees have been informed, but the military commanders are aware. it does not come as a huge surprise because they know that president obama wanted to close it. they know there has been a huge obstacle in the way, the biggest one, where the put the detainees instead? there are still 200. where will they go, where will they be tried? these questions are still to be resolved. it is interesting to note there has been, we are told, an improvement in the mood, that there are less attacks on guards and that 70% of detainees are allowed to live communally for 20 hours per day. that is in part because they know that it is closure of the camp, they know the decision will be made about the future. we're still in the dark as to what will happen to the detainees. five will be transferred. it will
owe obama is week? do you think it's possible for victory in afghanistan? >> i do. it has to be. bill: are you comfortable with china owning a trillion dollars with u.s. currency? bill: also, new information about the assassin hasan about ho killed 14 people at fort hood. geraldo has been investigating. >> you are hoarding gold in your basement. >> not in my basement. bill: glenn beck has some financial advice for us. can't wait for that. bill: caution, you are about to enter not spin zone. the factor begins right now. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight did you know the associated press, america's largest news wire service used 11 reporters to check the accuracy of sarah palin's new book, going rogue? 11. barack obama has had two best selling books. the a.p. did not fact-check either one. spokesman says that's because then senator obama wasn't a major player when his books came out. each when you believe that flimsy excuse, once he did become a pres
the first state visit in the obama era. they protest against the evacuating settlements in the west bank. a cadre of the faithful. the 2.5 million muslims pray the threat from swine flu and descend on the holy city. >> it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, a midday in london, where the long-awaited inquiry into the iraq war has begun. former prime minister tony blair's decision to support the invasion of iraq in 2003 was highly divisive at the time, and continues to generate controversy. the central accusation is that the british government misled the public about the threat waged by saddam as sayihussein. >> the iraq inquiry was set up to identify the lessons that should be learned from the u.k. involvement in iraq to help future governments that may face similar situations. to do this, we need to establish what happened. we are pieces in this together from the evidence we are collected from documents, were from those who have firsthand experience. we will need to evaluate what went well and what did not and why. my colleagues and i come to this task with open minds. we are apolitical. we are
that the g.o.p. was flat on its back and wouldn't be able to recover and come out of the wilderness obama victory for months or years. now the first election called the g.o.p. has the win in their column. it raises questions what happens for democrats, particular lay creigh deeds democrat. moderate centrist from a blue dog state. there have to be concerns on the democratic party about whether or not the obama agenda and the democratic congressional agenda in washington makes it difficult for democrats to get elected in places that are red states or won by john mccain in 2008 or are just generally conservative. it is a cautionary tale out of virginia for democrats and one that prats republicans are purely delighted about. bill: that means that virginia was a blue state for just one year. and then i wonder what and we have to do some reporting on this for tomorrow. i wonder what the main issue was driving the vote in virginia. was it health care? was it afghanistan? i wonder what it was? do you know? >> well, there were a number of things. we know from the exit polls, for instance, that the
with the governor. bill: you think obama is weak? do you think it's possible for victory in afghanistan? >> i do. it has to be. bill: are you comfortable with china owning a trillion dollars worth of u.s. currency? also, new information about the assassin hasan who killed 13 people at fort hood. geraldo has been investigating. >> you're hoarding gold in your basement is what you're doing? >> not in my basement. bill: glenn beck has financial advice for us. can't wait for that. caution, you're about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. fact checking sarah palin is this evening's "talking points memo" and i'll keep it short because we have a major policy interview with sarah palin this evening. did you know the associated press, america's largest news wire service used 11 reporters to check the accuracy of sarah palin's new book "going rogue." 11. barack obama has had two best-selling books. the a.p. did not fact-check either one. spokesman paul culper said senator obama
for you? >> and now "bbc world news." ♪ >> this week's headlines, president obama taking a tour of asia hoping to secure a partnership with china, the world's next superpower. after being sworn in for a second term, the president says afghan forces will take control of security in five years. the australian prime minister says sorry to some australians. and stargazing in europe. ♪ hello and welcome to this week's review of the major stores around the world. this week president obama went on a tour of asia showing how important washington feels it is to build relationships. he met in singapore. he used the occasion to make a personal appeal of a leader. they raised the issue directly with a general. >> a year ago, this image would have been unimaginable. the president of the united states in the same room at the same time as a member of the burmese military government. a sign the new policy of engagement with the region in general. an opportunity for barack obama to call for the release ofhe democracy leader in burmese. that demand was not reflected in the initial statement of the meet
was to stay away from that end of the spectrum. >> president obama calls india and indefensible allied. he welcomes its prime minister to the white house. >> a state of emergency and the philippines after the massacre of 46 politicians and the journalists. welcome to." broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, a new power struggle. a south african townships a legal fight for the right to affordable energy. and the royal return, queen elizabeth visits of bermuda, britain's oldest colony to commemorate 400 years of british settlement. >> there is one constant between the queen and prince and that is bermuda's most famous article of clothing. bermuda shorts. ♪ >> hello to you here in london. the long-awaited inquiry into the iraq war is underway. in the first day of evidence, some influential figures in the american government emerged. talking about saddam hussein two years before the invasion. british officials consider the option in a secret document of a man in a surge of the hearings that he will try to provide definitive answers on why the war started. here's t
." >> president obama will go to the climate changed conference in copenhagen with a promise to cut greenhouse gas emissions. israel proposes temporary restrictions on expanding settlements but they don't apply to east jerusalem. the iraq inyearry days before the invasion, now intelligence raises doubts about saddam hussein's program. >> welcome to viewers around the globe. coming up later for you, the recession winners. meet the workers retraining for the new job market. >> my husband and i decided to look at it like this is an opportunity. when in your life do you get to really choose what career past you are following? >> and standing up to the godfather. the island of sicily launches anti-mafia package holidays. >> hello. he will go briefly to the copenhagen climate summit, and today president obama announced the commitments on greenhouse gases he will take with him. he palace pledged to cut carbon emissions by 17% by "20/20." it reverses the policy of the bush administration, and in the current state of american politics, it is risky. it is enough when world leaders meet next month? ad brooks
." >> more american influence in asia as president obama begins his first tour of the continent as the u.s. leader with talks in japan. the militants to attack -- strikes again, after a bombing in pakistan. the british prime minister talk about what america the allies could provide. and the beautiful game turned ugly. bond era it is that the stone- throwing crowd as they meet egypt for a key world cup qualifier. it is 7:00 in washington. barack obama is beginning his push for a bigger american role in asia and in japan, coming to the end of a busy day on his first asian tour as u.s. president. he has been holding talks with the japanese prime minister, trying to smooth ties between the two longtime allies. from tokyo, here is our correspondent. >> president obama arrived in japan still a dependable friend of the u.s. but more assertive than before. this is only the second time in half a century that an american president has had to deal with a prime -- japanese prime minister not from the liberal party. once a different relationship, -- yukio hatoyama once an equal relationship. >> there
>>> tonight on "worldfocus" -- >>> president obama in jan. the changing relationship of an assertive, new japanese leader stakes out his ground. >>> with jobs in the balance, the british government tries to deal with a growing backlash over immigration. >>> pakistan under attack. the latest deadly bombing shows that not even the country's spy agency is fe. >>> how a country rich in culture and history is going after tourists. welcome to iraq. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here's what's happening around the world. this is "worldfocus." major support has been provided by rosind walter and the peter g. peterson foundation, dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. additional funding is provided by the following supporters >>> hello and good evening. i'm daljit dhaliwal. when president obama arrived in japan todaon the first stop of his first trip to asia, he came face to face with a man not unlike himself. a new leader who swept into office on a promise of change. including asserti
: next on "special report," president obama says he will attend the climate summit negotiate month. we have the latest on the president's yum cop upcoming announcement on afghanistan troop levels and we look at good news and bad news for the economy, and we'll show >> recovering you a recovery already underway in one part of the country. all that plus the panel. "special report" starts now. welcome to washington. i'm chris wallace in for bret baier. the white house is characterizing president obama's decision to go to next month's u.n. climate change conference as a sign of his commitment to find a solution to global warming, but recently discovered e-mails from climate scientists have many people doubting how legitimate that threat is. white house correspondent wendell goler explains. >> aides announced the president will stop in copenhagen near the start of the climate change conference before going to oslo, norway to receive the nobel peace prize. environmentalists will be watching. >> we're looking for a signal that climate and clean energy are going to be the next legislative prio
president obama. the man in charge of britain's iraq war inquiry promises a full account. more than a dozen missing after sunday's disaster in indonesia. officials say the vessel was overloaded. >> it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london, and 11:00 p.m. in the australian capital, where the prime minister has been speaking to the bbc about next month's climate change summit. it is billed as a make or break even the leaders of india, china, and america have not bought their ticket yet. without them, what is possible? >> we're working toward a copenhagen agreement. this is a tough process. forging an agreement across so many different countries is a difficult process. having discussed this atlanta with the prime minister of denmark, the president of the united states, and some discussions with the chinese president, we have the capacity to lead an agreement at copenhagen. one which deals with the corps policy challenges for the future. namely, what temperature increase are we prepared to sustain in the future? what targets do we need from the major developed economies around the world?
on what changed for president obama this week, why the media coverage turned sharply negative. high unemployment has been around for a while and the afghanistan dilemma has been building for months and the health care bill remains a cliffhanger even after they mustered 60 votes to send to to the senate floor. could it be that obama is dropping to 49% for the first time in the media are suddenly treating the obama presidency like a turkey. >> tonight, the president under pressure. his job approval ratings slide as he wrestles with everything from job creation to the future of afghanistan. >> the president is getting battered on everything from health care to the economy to foreign policy. some polls show americans are increasingly questioning his credibleity. >> with the president's approval rating dipping below 50% in some poll, it is clear the health care debate is taking a toll. when you look at this he faces the deficit problem, the health care problem and none of them help him in his central problem which is still creating jobs. >> phil, why do so many journalities seem to be so
the excitement that surrounded the barack obama election. it is what i took to be a lot of press commentary and outside the press that we had just gone through some kind of watershed, a signal of and. the election of barack obama was unquestionably a special event. it went beyond that pretty went to questions of a major transformation in the party system, people talked about an expected a large surge in the turnout of the election. many americans and academics and commentaries outside academia talked about a decline in the republican base. generally, there was a sense that existed out there that may still be there to some degree that we did not just watch election in which the incumbents were defeated and a new group of the democrats won but rather an election where something, in some sense, transformational happened. in many past elections there is always the story of something special that happened in the election. as an attribute of american politics, we have a penchant of looking elections where something special happens. i decided to take a look at that. i realized it is not an easy th
supporters -- >>> hello and good evening, i'm daljit dhaliwal. abbas has been seen by president obama and others as the leading palestinian supporter of a peaceful solution to the israeli/palestinian conflict. a voice moderation, abbas as president of the palestinian authority which governs palestinians in west bank. tonight, abbas' role and the peace process itself have been thrown no more uncertainty, after his announcement yesterday he will not run for another term. among other things, abbas has voiced frustration with u.s. policy, including last week's comments by secretary of state hillary clinton on israeli settlements. in tonight's "lead focus" we look at the abass decision, the view from israel and his ties to washington. and we begin with john tarat of al jazeera english. >> reporter: the first thing the new president, barack obama did on his first day in office in the white house on january was to telephone middle east leaders including mahmoud abbas. if president abbas thought that meant the palestinians' time has come, he was quickly forced to reconsider. a lack of process
. >> the u.s. government is so heavily in debt to china, some have seen president obama's trip to china as going to see his banker. they spent two hours together to agree to cooperate on the climate change, economic problems, and nuclear proliferation. no breakthroughs. >> side-by-side, america's president and china's. a superpower and its rising rival. ♪ they are increasingly block instead, their economies in twined. they said the challenges can only be tackled if they work together. these two nations, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases agreed to push for climate change in copenhagen next month. >> much still separates them, too. president obama is easy with a free press, but china is not. no questions were allowed. >> our aim in the copenhagen is not a political declaration but rather an accord that covers all of the issues in the negotiations and has immediate of fax. >> he then raised the sensitive subject of >>tibet. the chinese president hinted at chinese irritation that america is trying to protect its markets. >> i stressed to president obama that our two countrie
of warlords. >> bounce back -- republican celebrate election victories. they say it is a vote against obama's liberal agenda. a rally on the 30th anniversary of the u.s. embassy siege in tehran but there are clashes with opponents of t regime. a new diplomatic front -- burma's military welcomes american officials and brings aung san suu kyi into the public eye. it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london and 430 p m in the afternoon in the afghanistan province where british forces suffered the deadliest day since combat operations began -- 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon in the afghanistan province. five soldiers shot dead by an afghan policeman. that's tragic news comes on a day former british minister published a criticism of britain's role in afghanistan and one down to play into the wider debate about the afghan project. >> the injured being helped in the aftermath. now entering the afghan police is a key role for british troops, along side of our other operations. the troops caught up in the attack were living side-by-side with their trainees at the checkpoint. an area where the taliban
be a nazi germany's last major war crimes trial. >> if anyone cannot i am at that time. >> president obama announces hi strategy for afghanistan. britain confirmed it is sending 500 more troops. of low for global investors. -- a blow for global investors concerning the debts of dubai world. very warm welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast for our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- in portugal, it looks that it will be likely to allow same-sex marriages. and crumbling man is grabs -- manuscripts left behind in timbuktu. hello to you. six decades after the second world war, what could be the last major nazi war crimes trial has started in munich. john demjanjuk was born in ukraine and is now 89 years old. he's accused of helping lead thousands of people in to the gas chambers in poland. his family and then say he is too frail to face justice. our correspondent is in court. >> he is accused of mass murder, but he could not even walk into the courtroom. 89-year-old john demjanjuk went to trial today, as photographers crowded aroun
. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. president obama took part in veterans day ceremonies here in washington and as the commander in chief honored america's heroes of the past and present, he contemplated whether to send more troops into harm's way in the near future. white house correspondent wendell goler has the story. >> like every president since woodrow wilson, barack obama used veterans day to reaffirm the nation's commitment to the men and women who have preserved our freedom, but a day after grieving with the soldiers at fort hood and hours before an 8th strategy session on afghanistan, his thoughts were very much on service men and women still in uniform. >> for our troops, it is another day in harm's way. for their families, it is another day to feel the absence of a loved one, and the concern for their safety. >> the president and first lady spent time in the section of arlington national cemetery where casualties from iraq and afghanistan are brewer ried. they spoke with some of the family members who were paying their own respects. mr. obama says it influences his
" is next. . . . host: in our first half-hour we are going to take a look at president obama's foreign- policy. "the economist" describes it in many ways but uses two words in particular -- subtle and not leave. what do you think about president obama's foreign- policy? for democrats, 202-737-0002. for republicans, 202-737-0001. for independents, 202-628-0205. you can twitter us at, e-mail us at this is the leading section of "the economist." the headline this morning, the quiet american. "subtle or strategic diplomacy" the world will find out with his speech on tuesday. "a weakness runs through his foreign-policy. it looks to many that he has dithered, and of the liberated on afghanistan. managing squabbling officials and twisting the arm of, you karzai has accomplished -- twisting the arm of homage karzai -- hamid karzai, which will he be? clever or week? does this president have a strategy backed if necessary by force to reorder the world? or is he merely a presidential version of aldern pyle"? we wanted to use some of the words from "the ec
. >> are we beginning to see the outlines though of an obama strategy? >> we are and trying to piece it together it's hard to come up with sort of specific numbers, but what we are seeing is that this is more likely to be a process, wolf, than the president coming out and saying we're going to do "x" number of troops, but what he's going to do is set benchmarks or targets for afghanistan and pakistan to meet. in other words, in afghanistan, you've got to -- you've got to be more independent, set up your troops, get rid of corruption. pakistan, start targeting al qaeda, start targeting militants. the big question, wolf, we don't know if they don't meet those benchmarks what do we do then? what's our stick, you know, because we're there for us, we're not there for them. >> it also looks like the administration is beginning to rethink the entire strategy in dealing with the recently re-elected hamid karzai? >> yeah. i spoke with one administration source who said to me let's just call it a recalibration because obviously this is an administration that's been very disappointed in karzai,
was 400,000 lessthan at the start of the decade. mr obama has sd he would aounce afterecoming thanksging weekend wheth he will send extra troopso afghanist. he has been cnsidering a request from e leader of inteational fors to add 0,000 more troops. >> after eightears, somof those years in which we did not ha the resources or the strategy to get the jo done, it is my intention to finish the job. >> and honoring india at the rst state reception of his presidency. resident obama took the stage athe white hoe with the vising indna prime minister. they agreed to strengthen cooperation are ran of issues. but how much does india matter to the united states? her's our special correspoent in washington. >> india's leadersre still assessing their iortance to prsidentbama, and there is sense of nostalgia for the last president, george w.bush, who ended a decades-long ban on nuear trade. today there is scrutiny of the langue used and body language. india has been split -- praised as indispensable today welcing ceremonies were intended to speak to the time and money being lavisd on china and pakista
conclude that operations against rebels in condo have failed. a defining partnership with india, obama looks to events since his inauguration. two million pilgrims converged in mecca. the campaign to get tourists in sicily to spend the money in crime-free places. it is 7:00 a.m. in washington. the democratic republic of congo -- the most united nations peacekeeping operations have failed to deal with the ongoing crisis. an internal report leaks to the bbc that a major operation supported by the un has not only failed to ask the group, but has made the crisis far worse. peter has just returned from the region. >> the eastern democratic republic of congo is not supposed to look like this anymore. earlier this year the military with the backing of peacekeepers from the un had an offensive to crush rebels and calmed the region. instead eight agencies say tt it has led to more miserable camps, more rape and suffering than ever before. >> we have nothing left says one former. when there is gunfire you do not have time to take your belongings. >> now according to an internal u.n. report the m
is there in politics, the role of the media, and assessing the obama presidency. also, tuesday night, the first state dinner as president obama welcomes the indian prime minister. . . . but i have no way of knowing what the position is. there have been rumors all along here. number one and number two. the focus of the media, seems to me has just been exclusively on the troop number, where as the issue is much broader than that. so that there are going to be many elements i'm sure in this decision. number one, it may include a troop number. but that number may include, if there is troop increase, would include trainers, i assume, people who are enablers. a key part of the troop increase question is what number of combat troops would be involved. and then on top of that you've got the other aspects of the policy in afghanistan. of course, strategy coming first where wl you're going to have a counterinsurgency and counterterrorism strategy. but on top of that all the other leapts of strategy. not just with additional combat troops with the trainers, trainers with army and police, with the equipment issu
in delaware, president obama saw the real prize american fighting men and women and their families are paying for the war in afghanistan. in the pre-dawn darkness, the commander-in-chief what is the return of 18 americans who were killed in afghanistan were -- it is to the return of 18 americans were killed in afghanistan this week. >> obviously, it was a sobering reminder of the extraordinary sacrifices that our young men and women in uniform are engaging in every single day, not only our troops, but their families as well. >> as casualties mount, the president and his national security team continue to deliberate strategy going forward. >> every day that goes by without that decision being made, the more days there are wary youngmericans are unnecessarily in harm's way, in my view. >> a marine combat veteran of iraq has become the first american official to resign in protest against the war in afghanistan. >> i believe that the people we are fighting there are fighting us because we are occupying that, not for ideological reasons or because of links to al qaeda or fundamental hatred towards
. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: president obama confirmed today he's ready to announce his decision on sending u.s. troops to afghanistan. he said he'd spell out his plans after thanksgiving. margaret warner has our lead story report. >> warner: the president met well into last night with his national security team, his tenth and final such session since september. today, it was widely reported he'll address the nation tuesday night. >> i'll be making an announcement on how we intend to move forward. >> warner: the president spoke of his decision at a joint news conference with indian prime minister manmohan singh, who was making the first state visit of the obama presidency. >> after eight years, some of those years in which we did not have, i think, either the resources or the strategy to get the job done, it is my intention to finish the job. and i feel very confident that when the american people hear a clear rationale for what we're doing there and how we intend to achieve our goals, that they will be supportive. >> warner: mr. obama was said
in. now it's your time. i'm just going to be quiet. >>> president obama is signaling his intentions to send thousands of u.s. troops to afghanistan despite slipping public support for the war. an announcement is expected early next week likely during a primetime address on tuesday. although most details are not yet public, including the exact number of troops and specific exit strategies, the president says he intends to destroy terror networks during the course of his administration. >>> meanwhile, the president is also reaching out to india, another major player in the region. the country's prime minister was the guest of honor last night at the first state dinner. although there were plenty of big hollywood and media names on hand, the focus turned to international relations. >> tonight we gather again for the first state dinner of my presidency with prime minister manmohan singh and mrs. gersherwan as we celebrate the growing partnership between the united states and india. mr. prime minister, today we work to fulfill our duty, bring our countries closer together than ever befor
. happening now, the buildup to president obama's big announcement on afghanistan. he's starting to spread the word about troop level and strategy before he speaks to the nation and the world tomorrow night. the manhunt for the suspected shooter in the deaths of four police officers. the spotlight is on an ex-convict now on the loose in washington, the state and former presidential candidate who commuted his sentence and let him out of jail and tough questions for the white house about the now famous presidential party-crashers. how did it happen, and what's the secret service doing to stop it from happening again? i'm wolf blitzer in cnn's command center for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports from around the world. you're in "the situation room." >>> president obama is putting more top officials in the loop today about his new war plan strategy in afghanistan. his long-awaited public announcement on troop levels a little over 24 hours from now, and there's a lot of anticipation and concern about more american lives on the line along with lots more u.s. taxpayer dollars. let
the note into policy, pressuring president obama's -- crashing president obama's state dinner. they even got a photograph with vice-president joe biden. the whole night was posted on their facebook. wendell goler has more. this is a surprise to any season when house reporter, like yourself. >> the secret service identified a checkpoint that did not follow procedure. the white house may have questions for some of its own staffers because the failure may involve both white house aides and secret service. these checkpoints are usually staffed by a white house aide and a secret service agent. the party crushers would have had to convince the staff for that they were inadvertently left off the list and then they would have told the secret service agent that it was ok to let them in. that said, stickers service officials are embarrassed but said that they were checked like everyone else and it does not appear that they got close to the president or first lady, but as you can see, they got close to the vice-president. they can expect to answer some questions, although it is not clear if they wi
" this wednesday: the lead story: president obama announces he'll go to the global climate summit, while a new study shows cutting emissions will make people healthier. judy woodruff and ray suarez have our coverage. then, after the other news of the day, margaret warner explores the military options for the u.s. in afghanistan. paul solman reports on the gold rush of 2009, as the value of the dollar plummets. >> if you're worried about inflation, if you're worried about the u.s. government not being able to pay its debt, if you're worried about worrying >> lehrer: and jeffrey brown gets the latest on toyota's recall of more than four million cars and trucks. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what if that energy came from an energy company? everyday, chevron invests $62 million in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. ♪ >>
branch to is taliban brothers. in an early test of president barack obama's political pull, two states are choosing whether to stay blue, a democrat, that is. elsewhere, they are selecting congressman. our correspondent is in washington. >> the two big raids to what are in virginia and new jersey, where people are choosing their governors. there are face-off around the country. we are joined by the senior editor of this is a referendum on barack obama's popularity, as some say. republicans are feeling optimistic. >> republicans are trying to point to specific areas of the country where barack obama did very well in 2008 and say, we will win here. there are a couple of governorships out there, a prominent cgressional race, these are areas where barack obama did very well. if republicans take the vote, they can say this is a repudiation of the president's policies. >> it is partly because of economic things coming into play. unemployment, people are still worried about when the economy will bounce back. >> we have an interesting dynamic. president obama was personally more
for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> president obama will go to the climate change conference in copenhagen with a promise to cut greenhouse gas emissions. israel proposed temporary restrictions on expanding jewish settlements, but they did not apply to east jerusalem. iraq inquiry days before the invasion. new intelligence raises doubts about saddam hussein's weapons program. very warm welcome to "bbc world news", broadcast our viewers on pbs in america and also on the globe. coming up later for you, recession and is meet the workers free training for the new job market. >> my husband and i decided to look at it like this is an opportunity. when in your life do you get to really choose what career path you are following? >> and standing up to the godfather. the island of sicily launch as anti-mafia package holidays. hello to you. he will go briefly to the copenhagen climate summit, and today, president obama announced the commitments on greenhouse gases he will take with them. he has pledged to cut american carbon emissions by about 17% by 2020. it reverses the policy of the
of the roadway. lanes have also been closed on a larger freeway. >>> president and mrs. obama hosted their first state dinner at the white house last night. the early buzz seems to indicate it was a pretty smashing success. >> state dinners are steeped in tradition but the obamas came up with their own modern touches. john hendren joins us from washington with more. good morning, john. >> reporter: officially, it was a tribute to india. president obama's debut state dinner was also a tribute to hollywood, bollywood, and washington. it was a bit like an intimate dinner party for nearly 340 of president and first lady obama's closest friends. tonight under the stars we celebrate the spirit that will sustain our partnership, the bonds of friendship between our beam. >> reporter: it was also democratic with a small "d." they held it in a tent, squeezing in twice as many on the south lawn as would have fit in the state dining room. >> even with a big white house like the white house there are only so many people we can invi invite. >> reporter: politicos like senator john kerry and house speaker nanc
. >> up next on c-span, we go to president barack obama and presidents hu jintao at a press conference in china. "washington journal" begins each morning at 7:00. this morning, a house panel to investigate the federal government's role in the bank of america/merrill lynch murder of 2008. live coverage from the house oversight committee begins at 10:00 on cspan 3. later in the day, a look at the u.s. response to the h1n1 flu virus. the senate, and security department -- the senate homeland security department will look at the government role. president barack obama continues his asia trip. he met with met withhu jintao and the two leaders spoke about relations between the two countries. topics included all the major issues of the day. this is from china's state-run television. >> i would like to extend a warm welcome to proceed on his state visit. welcome to china. i had a very good talk with president barack obama. the two sides hadn't in-depth exchange of views on how to further financial relationship and our major regional and international issues of shared interests. the two sides r
obama is saying he will decide in the coming days whether to attend next month's climate change summit in copenhagen, and he says the u.s. will propose a target for emissions at that meeting. one key player that will definitely be there now believes the political framework for the deal is possible. australia's prime minister kevin rudd spoke to the bbc. >> ahead of the copenhagen summit, australia's prime minister has been asked to be a friend of the chair. that is to say he will be a key negotiator. he is also the leader of the world's leading exporter of coal. he was to be a part of the solution, but his country is a major part of the problem. >> nastia. >> he knows a legally-binding treaty will not be made in copenhagen, but he is hoping for a political agreement. >> there is an enormous and political obligation for this generation of world leaders. the pressure has mounted. i said before we are capable of delivering an agreement. it does not mean it is inevitable we will get there. we are capable of it. i believe there is a strong and high degree of political results, in many of th
the building of settlements on the west bank for the next ten months. a move that was praised by the obama administration. the palestinians had demanded a moratorium on the construction of israeli settlements on the west bank as a precondition of peace talks. the obama administration, too, once backed that position, although it recently softened its stance on the issue. in making his announcement netanyahu says the freeze shows israel is very serious in its intention to advance peace. but there are conditions to the planned freeze, conditions that have already raised the ire of palestinian officials. netanyahu's settlement proposal only applies to new construction permits. the construction of some 3,000 homes already approved would not be affected. the freeze would also not apply to construion in arab east jerusalem, which palestinians would like to one day see as their capital. for more about prime minister netanyahu's proposal to freeze israeli settlements on the west bank, we're joined tonight by one of our rulars. he's ghassan shabaneh, a palestinian american who is a professor at mary
her support behind the democratic owens. in new jersey, thank you, president obama held rallies in cam den and newark to give last-minute health to governor corzine. is he locked in a tight race with republican challenger chris christie. right now that race a statistical dead heat despite the involve of independent candidate chris dag get. virginia crisscross the states one more day. bob mock donald is expected to defeat democrat creigh deeds. suspect accused of murdering four men at a television store just arrested. police arrested the suspect across the state line in virginia a few hours ago now. police had been looking for gonzalez since yesterday when he allegedly gunned down four men in a parking lot. officers say the shootings do not appear to be random and that the men were at the store for a reason. a desperate attempt to find survivors underway this morning after a boat sinks in remote seas off australia. the boat started taking on water near the co-coast cocos islands. refugees trying to seek asylum. lending giant cit group says it's drowning in debt, despite getting more tha
crashed president obama's first state dinner. can you believe it? this morning what looked like a harmless prank is raising serious concerns at the white house. >>> thousands of u.s. troops are spending this thanksgiving at war. we're going to take you live to afghanistan to find out how our service men and women feel about potentially adding thousands more to the fight. >>> a turkey day tradition floats back into manhattan. you know what we're talking about. we are live at the 83rd macy's thanksgiving day parade. >>> and move over zhu zhu pet, there's competition this holiday season. we're going to run down the must have toys, and the list may surprise you. a very happy thanksgiving to all of you. i'm alex witt. thanks for joining us. >>> we're going to begin our coverage with the white house party crashers. this is the first time ever someone has snuck into a state dinner, let alone two people. the culprits are a virginia couple who some say they want to be reality tv stars. now they might be facing major charges. we're going to have a live report from nbc news white house correspondent
thaat with finances already stretched, "the obama administration is expected to recommit soon at the cost of $1 million per soldier. where will the money come from? take a guess. they want an additional tax on the upper bracket. they can afford it, he explained, they have done incredibly well. the top end of the u.s. middle- class my question that assessment." we have a related editorial from "the wall street journal." we want to check in with mike allen this morning. you are amongst those reporting about the speech next tuesday night. what are you hearing? of caller: that the president is not only ready to announce, but explain his decision to the american people. that will be tough, he will be pushed from the left and the raft -- left and the right about what he comes up with. the speech will probably be in prime time, one week from today, we will see the president's defense secretary and other key officials on capitol hill, elaborating on this strategy. the question that you raised about money is a big one. those figures that you gave it from the budget dir
for president january 24, it is a serious problem for mr. obama's peace process, isn't it? >> yes, it is a very big blow to the american efforts. now, when president obama came to office, the palestinians were very hopeful that he might be able to bring them independence, but mr. obama failed to bring about a freeze on the construction of jewish settlements, and maybe mr. abbas is thinking now that if is he not -- if mr. obama is not able to achieve that, will he be able to persuade israel to make the painful concessions needed for peace? so i think this is a really strong signal to the americans that making peace with mr. abbas may be difficult, but without him, it will be very much harder >> bethany, many thanks for that. let's move you around the globe more briefly. the u.n.'s yugoslav war crimes court has appointed a lawyer to represent a former bosnian serb leader who has insisted on representing himself but so far has mostly failed to appear complaining that he has too little time to prepare. the next court date is march 1st tsvangirai has bought off the unity government for three weeks,
of the cnn coverage from overnight. >> in the past several weeks i spoke to president obama and gordon brown, as well as hillary clinton and john kerry. the main emphasis has been on the profits -- has been on the process and respecting the process. i was not the point of contact. for some time i was just watching television. host: "the new york times" reported that "hillary clinton gave the administration's only comment, that we see what is happening in our own country, where 40 whatever combination of reasons one of the candidates decides not to go forward. it is a personal choice that may or may not be made. made." for democrats, 202-737-0002. for republicans, 202-737-0001. for independents, 202-628-0205. edwin, sacramento. good morning. >> i find it surprising -- caller: i find it surprising that he would bedstraw at this point it is time for two things to take place. time for obama to engage the stakeholders in the region. afghanistan is separate. america has more in common with india. the need to try to negotiate so they can bring an end to the hostilities. pakistan has the from cards
president obama for resolutely opposing this twisted u.n. resolution. [applause] i applaud the overwhelming vote last week in the american congress condemning this biased report. [applause] i know that there are many canadian friends here today. [cheering] i extend to you my thanks to the canadian government and prime minister stephen harper for their strong defense of israel's right for self-defense. [applause] last week i watched a joint exercise of the idf and some 4000 american soldiers. the exercise was aimed to improve israel's air defenses against incoming missiles. i salute these american soldiers and i thank the president, their commander-in- chief, president obama, for his continued support of israel's security. [applause] on behalf of the people of israel, i send our condolences to the families of american service women and servicemen who were killed in fort hood last week. my friends, my government is working to advance peace. we're not just talking peace. we are doing things. things that have not been done for decades. we have removed hundreds of security points, roadblocks, ch
. let's try something new. nude pics. send me some. text me. >>> looming decision. president obama sounds closer than ever to unveiling his afghanistan war strategy. >> it is my intention to finish the job. >> he'll announce his decisions in a speech next tuesday. >>> be flexible. that's what an expert has told me about saving some money and finding the best travel deals during the holiday season. >>> and the winner is -- ♪ >> well, let's just say there's a new "dancing with the stars" champion and we'll tell you who it is coming up. it's wednesday, november 25th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> while i like the winner, the person i was rooting for didn't win. >> but the song you like was on the show, right? >> i was joking saying i wanted this song to be worked in somehow. whitney sang it last night. excellent job david banfield. >> you got your first request. >> i did. the list continues. >> we will get to find out who won the show coming up in just a few minutes. >> good morning and thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> i'm jeremy hubbard. >>> president
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